by Rick Hudson  TSA President Rick Hudson recently visited Myanmar to evaluate the TSA’s conservation programs there. This is his trip report – enjoy! I arrived in Bangkok on 24 September, overnighted, and flew into Mandalay the next day. I was met by Dr. Kalyar Platt, Director of TSA’s Turtle Conservation Program, and her colleagues Me…

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by Nicole Salvatico  Recently, the North American Freshwater Turtle Research Group (NAFTRG) held its October sampling in the Florida springs of Manatee, Fanning, and Ichetuknee. Over the course of the week, members Roxanne Losey, Dan and Eleanor Barrett, Jessy Wayles, and Nicole Salvatico were joined by students from the University of Central Florida and members of…

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by Shai Singh and Ashutosh Tripathi  The Indian narrow-headed turtle (Chitra indica) is a large softshell turtle that is extensively hunted throughout its range. Under the auspices of the TSA India project, a nest site assessment and monitoring survey of 75 km along the Yamuna River was conducted in September 2014. A total of seven nests,…

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by Christine Bowie  A siginificant milestone was reached last week at the Turtle Survival Center (TSC). The Center welcomed its 200th turtle for the year bringing the total number of animals at the Center to 508 individuals, representing 34 species! To accommodate the growing collection, the team continues to plan, design and build new enclosures. The…

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by Heather Lowe  The TSA India team has been hard at work at the Kukrail Gharial and Turtle Center in Lucknow. Renovations were recently completed on two different enclosures, to better accomodate the turtles that are managed there. An old, unused aviary was divided into multiple sections, one of which will hold tortoises, while the other…

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